Design Thinking & Maker Education


"Making is a way of bringing engineering to young learners. Such concrete experiences provide a meaningful context for understanding abstract science and math concepts... [and] tinkering is a powerful form of learning by doing, an ethos shared by the rapidly expanding maker community and many educators. It celebrates the best of what it means to be human. One of the most endearing things about the maker movement is how many children are celebrated as heroes, leaders, and innovators" (p. 3)

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager, Ph.D.